College of Arts and Sciences

KU Faculty From HSS Department Invited as Senior Delegates and Speakers to Prestigious Events in India

March 16, 2020

Two faculty from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Vijay Pereira, Associate Professor of International Business, and Dr. Glenn Muschert, Professor of Sociology, recently participated in several high-profile events in India.

From 2-4 January 2020, the faculty participated in the Indian Academy of Management Conference (INDAM 2020) at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. Dr. Pereira presented two papers and was part of the panel on ‘Global Outlook of Indian Industries @75’. He also participated in the Meet the Editors session representing the Scopus Q1 ranked Journal of Business Research published by Elsevier. Dr. Muschert, on the other hand, was part of the panel on ‘Policy, Populism and Global Value Chains: Implications for India.’

Dr. Muschert and Dr. Pereira were also International Delegates at the ‘International Conclave on Globalizing Indian Thought,’ hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, from 16-18 January. Dr. Pereira presented a paper on research-led evidence for emerging markets. He served as a representative of the UAE (as a faculty member of Khalifa University), and the UK, his home country. While Dr. Muschert represented the UAE (also as a faculty member of Khalifa University) and his home country of the USA. Guests of the conference included the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who delivered the inaugural address, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who delivered the keynote address.

The last event attended by Dr. Muschert and Dr. Pereira was the Roundtable Conference on Advances in ICT in the Healthcare Sector, where they were International Business and Sociological delegates. The event was hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad from 18-19 January. The roundtable consisted of 20 leaders from the Indian healthcare sector, which included doctors, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, and academics. The event was an opportunity for the delegates to strategize on the best way to effectively digitize and deploy improvements to the healthcare system in India.

Ara Cruz
News Writer
16 March 2020